Eatscursion 2601: Mountain Chef International Cuisine & Cake House
Eatscursion 2601! \m/
From a heads up message on the blog’s FB page about a newly opened, proudly Igorot owned eating place in La Trinidad, my better half and I found ourselves riding under direct afternoon (and burning, geez) sunlight, heading for Dangwa Square.
As I sat behind Race getting drowsy by the minute, I recalled the photos of the food items I saw on Mountain Chef’s Facebook page when they first got on my radar in October. (Thanks for the resto info, Mr. Aymaň.) It seems that they have something from every continent in the world. =D
All of those images took a backseat in my mind when I saw shakshouka on their menu when we arrived. Sadly, we ran into a little hiccup, it wasn’t available. What a knack for picking out the stuff that’s out of stock, I have. Where can I put this “skill” to good use? *teehee
Red chicken curry was Race’s choice of lunchage from this international cuisine resto. I didn’t expect the dish to be so awe inspiring. When it was brought to our table, the sight of basmati rice took away all my drowsiness. #WideAwake
There’s something about the texture of that grain, you see. It’s like pasta and it’s substantial, you can “feel it” while you’re eating it. Feel na feel. Note, though, that I love eating seeds/seed-like grains … Yes, one at a time. I must’ve been a bird in another life … after my cow life. =)))
Every component of it, the chicken, the potatoes, and the carrots were soft. (So much so, Race even ate the chicken cartilage.) I totally tasted how long this has been stewing in the spices and splendid sauce. =) You know dishes that make you want to eat more even though you’re already stuffed? This is one of those plates.
I opted to add focaccia sticks instead of another rice meal because of the intriguing olive oil dip. Let me pat myself on the back for that good move. *pat pat pat It’s just bread but my gosh, a transcendental appetizer with a fabulous tangy garlic lemon sauce. I did, however, save some of my breadsticks to wipe Race’s plate clean off of the curry sauce.
The lasagna, I got in shakshuka’s stead, was a sizable portion where you can taste every element of the ingredients: The bits of minced vegetables, the sour-ish flavor of the tomato sauce, the cheese, the gamy (but not irritating gamy) beef. I thought I wouldn’t be able to finish but I did. ^^,
I still wanted another rice meal. =b
Theeeee best shawarma rice ever. It puts other plates of its kind to shame. The basmati rice really took it to another level. That extra P50 was well spent, for sure. Mountain Chef also didn’t scrimp on the spices.
Turns out, I just needed half a rice meal. With the other half for takeaway and another order of focaccia, (We didn’t get to have any dessert even though this is a cake shop too, because … on the particular day we were at the cakehouse, desserts of any kind were out of stock. See? How bizarre. Universe, pwede po bang manalo nalang ako ng lotto? *harharhar) I thought I’d be at the boxes breakfast time the next day, but no. Just a few hours from our meal in La Trinidad, I was a-munching again. (“,)
What’s more, I ate with my hands … Bye bye instant gratification, I thought, if I bothered to get a spoon from the kitchen. Oh, what a meal! I savored every grain, every piece of ground beef, and every tidbit of veggie (with beady puppy doggy eyes watching me, begging me for a morsel *hihi).
X marks Mountain Chef for good food. Mountain chef, are you sure you’re not a mountain god as well? Extraordinarily good food as in!
Mountain Chef International Cuisine and Cake House
Km 6, Betag (across from BSU, the same lot where Dap-ayan Resto III and Calajo are)
La Trinidad, Benguet
0929 869 8288
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